We don´t know if it´s a bad thing or a good thing the fact that “Memo” Ochoa is the best football player on national Mexican team right now, and this is because of his tremendous act on the last FIFA world cup 2018.
Ochoa is ranked between the 10 best goalkeepers after this world cup. He saved Mexico to be defeated by huge against Sweeden and Brazil but this isn´t the result of the real Mexicana team football level? I think Memo deserves the mention and the applause. He was the best Russia world cup GK!!
The wall that he built between the two poles was as big as Mexican fans hope. He had 14 saves in 180 minutes played, this is approximately a 93% saving rate. This is huge but at the same time subject to concern about because, for sure, Ochoa made this numbers because of the Mexican team bad situation on the field.
Ochoa tops the list of more saves over the Danish Kasper Schmeichel, who has 14 saves; the Korean Ho Hyeonwoo, with 13, and the German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who added 11 in his three World Cup appearances. Paco Memo was key in the historic victory against Germany; against Korea, with a couple of saves in time, and although he could not avoid the defeat against Sweden, he also stopped several options. According to FIFA statistics, the goalkeeper had 68 passes, committed and received a foul.
After this great action on the world cup the future of Ochoa it´s still unknown, it´s going to be Naples, Genoa or Boca Juniors in Argentina? (it will be better if he can stay playing in Europe) the truth is that Memo has a current contract until 2019 with his today team: Standard Lieja, of Belgium so any transfer could be reduced to zero because of this.
“Paco Memo” made history in this last world cup at the age of 32 and, no matter if it´s a consequence of the bad Mexican team defense or not, he has proved that is on the top 10 best GK of the world and that is to achieve greatness.